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Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room

Escondido Public Library's Pioneer Room identifies, collects, preserves, and provides access to a non-circulating collection of records, manuscripts, and other significant resources of enduring historic, legal, administrative and fiscal value for the community of Escondido.

Visitors to the Pioneer Room may consult with documents, photographs, and other reference materials available to research a variety of local history topics pertaining to the history and development of Escondido and the surrounding region.

Contact information:

Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
239 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 839 - 4315

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California Revealed
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Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-03 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 250 Pages of 250: Book (6 3/4 x 10 in.).
Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-01 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 200 Pages of 200: Book (6 3/4 x 10 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-15 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 450 Pages of 450: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-13 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1000 Pages of 1000: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-17 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 420 Pages of 420: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-14 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 500 Pages of 500: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-19 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 425 Pages of 425: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-18 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 400 Pages of 400: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-02 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1000 Pages of 1000: Book (6 3/4 x 10 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-12 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 430 Pages of 430: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-16 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 485 Pages of 485: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-04 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 300 Pages of 300: Book (6 3/4 x 10 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-07 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 500 Pages of 500: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-09 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 500 Pages of 500: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-08 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 250 Pages of 250: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-06 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 470 Pages of 470: Book (7 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-05 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 350 Pages of 350: Book (7 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-11 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 400 Pages of 400: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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by Community Directory Company
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Description : Escondido City Directories document the growth and development of North County San Diego from the early 20th century. Call Number : LB 2016/009-10 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 300 Pages of 300: Book (8.5 x 11 in.).
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Description : 1982 audio describing concerns naming Baja and Alta California, Rincon del Diablo, Wolfskill Plains, Escondido. Narrated by Frances Beven Ryan. Call Number : VII-1-33 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Lucy Berk Oral History. Lucy Berk is an active member of the Escondido community, serving on its local newspaper, the Escondido Times-Advocate, as well as several committees including the Historic Home Preservation Committee for the preservation of the the city's historic buildings and properties. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 2 Discs of 2: Compact Disc (CD)
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Description : San Diego radio program whereby Mrs. Whetstone, Mrs. Peet, and Mrs. McDonald recount Escondido history. Mrs. Peet tells of the Native American population of the era, Felicita, the Ringing Rock, the Peace Pike Pageant and Rock Springs. Mrs. Whetstone describes the Spanish-Mexican and early American eras. Mrs. McDonald tells of Escondido's water story and about Grape Days. Call Number : VII-1-38 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : 1988 Bicentennial celebration under the Mayflower Oak in Escondido. Details Stanley family history and how Stanley Peak got its name, as well as the building of the dam on Jack Creek to create Lake Dixon. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Ryan, Master Call Number : VII-1-35 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Right channel volume drops significantly at 7:50 Description : 1974 audio of water in Escondido-- topics include the early use of wells, the Escondido Irrigation District, the building of Wohlford Dam, the Escondido Mutual Water Co., the Rodriquez Tunnel, the flume, the 1916 flood, Dixon Dam, Rock Spring bottled water, and the recreational use of Lake Wohlford and Lake Dixon. Narrated by Frances Beven Ryan and Lewis Ryan. Additional Description : Notes on original container: New Water...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
by Escondido High School
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Note : Audio contains clicks and pops. Description : Music from Escondido's first high school and one of the only records of the music productions of the area from the 1960s. Call Number : EPL 2017/001-01 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: LP Record: 1 Disc of 1
Description : Audio of the history of the Rancho Guajome (Luiseño for "frog"), a Mexican land grant. Topics include Cave Couts and Isadora Bandini, and the Couts family who managed the rancho, and its restoration. Narrated by Frances Beven Ryan and John Witt. Call Number : VII-1-22 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
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Description : Taped at Palomar College in October of 1975, Frances Beven Ryan narrates an imaginary trip up Escondido's Grand Ave. using her "Early Days in Escondido" book as a guide. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Early Days Intro. II Long g. ave. mile 17 min. Call Number : VII-1-37 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Audio to accompany the 1972 Escondido calendar. Narrated by Frances Beven Ryan and Lewis Ryan. Topics explored as follows: January - Grand Ave., February - Escondido Hotel, March - Vineyards, April - Escondido Land & Town Co., May - Methodist Church, June - First library in Escondido, July - Trains, August - Escondido band, September - Bond burning, October - City Hall, November - Escondido newspapers, December - Escondido banks. Additional Description : Notes on original...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Audio of Ben Sherman presenting his play "Felicita." Topics include how the play came into being, about where they play was held, and introduces the audience to the characters who played each part. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Felicita as told by Dr. Benjamin Sherman and Frances Ryan. VII-1-26 Call Number : VII-1-26 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Ends abruptly. Description : 1973 audio tape concerning the provisions of gift/grant deed of the Ryan Ranch to the University of California Reserve system. Frances and Lewis Ryan with Roger Samuelson of the U.C. President's office and Bob Smith from the office of the Chancellor, UCSD. Additional Description : Notes on original container: New-unused. Keys - U.C. Sam Nelson Nov. 20-73 Call Number : VII-1-18 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audiocassette
Description : Frances Beven Ryan describes Escondido's "outdoor storybook" on Grand Ave. and recipe of a scripture cake which appeared in the 1910 edition of the Times-Advocate newspaper. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Scripture Cake duplicate Nov. 26, 1985. Call Number : VII-1-36 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Side 1: April 26, 1975 Dedication of the Ryan Oak Glen Reserve -- music by Orange Glen High School Band with speeches by William D. McElroy (UCSD Chancellor), Carlton Appleby (Times-Advocate publisher), Mildred Mathias (UC Professoy of Botany), and Frances Beven Ryan. Side 2: October 31, 1979 Ryan Oak Glen Reserve story told by Frances Beven Ryan. Call Number : VII-1-19 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : 1985 audio tape of Frances Beven Ryan's memories of what life was like as a child growing up in early Escondido. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Duplicate, 1985, 1000hz Call Number : VII-1-20 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
by Ryan, Frances Beven
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Description : 1982 audio detailing what Escondido's Grand Ave. was like in the beginning and how it developed, including, the Bank of Escondido, the Escondido Land & Town Co. office, the Graham and Steiner store, the Mercantile, the flagpole, and the train depot. Narrated by Frances Beven Ryan. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Downtown - Pulsed April 12-82 Call Number : VII-1-28 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Audio describes the Escondido Land & Town Company's prohibition of liquor and offer of free land for churches, Escondido's original seven churches, and special religious events. Narrated by Frances Beven Ryan. Call Number : VII-1-23 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : 1985 audio describing the origin of Grape Days in Escondido, as well as the parades, festivities, and other associated events. Narrated by Frances Beven Ryan and Lewis Ryan. Call Number : VII-1-29 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
by Ryan, Frances Beven
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Description : 1989 "La Huerta" program at Orange Glen Elementary School. Demonstration of how to make WeeWish from acorns. Features Frances Beven Ryan, Villianna Hyde, and Ada Butler. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Tape of Orange Glen 4th grade (Mrs. Sobel teacher) under tree "QUELLA" May 23, 1989 - Frances Ryan, Villianna Hyde, and Ada Butler. Call Number : VII-1-4 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
by Channel 39 news
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Note : Ends abruptly. Description : Details the history and development of San Diego, CA. Call Number : VII-1-3 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Description : Details life in early Escondido, CA. Call Number : VII-1-16 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Description : Details native plants and flowers at the Oak Glen Reserve. Call Number : VII-1-16 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Description : Details the relationship between early Escondido settlers and the pilgrims, and the growth of the non-native tree to Escondido. Call Number : VII-1-3 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
by Channel 10 News
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Description : Bell tower and Escondido time capsule dedicated at Orange Glen Elementary School for centennial celebration. Call Number : VII-1-2 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Description : Frances Beven Ryan shares personal narratives, including family history, on the various aspects of growing up in early Escondido, CA. Call Number : VII-1-16 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room
by Channel 10 News
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Note : Color hue overall red as recorded. Description : Contains North County News Scene - Halley's Comet , and Christmas Bird Count. Call Number : VII-1-2 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Description : Frances Beven Ryan talks about the Pomeroy/Hoffman house, first library, barn, blacksmith shop, windmill, and train depot. Call Number : VII-1-16 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Description : 1. 1989 Mayflower Oak speech at Oak Hill School outdoor assembly; 2. 1989 "Barney, the Barn Owl" presentation by Pat Burke telling the beneficial effects and habitat requirements of barn owls at Oak Hill School; 3. 1990 Engelmann Oaks speech and planting of oak seedling at Oak Hill School. Call Number : VII-1-9 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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by Ryan, Frances Beven
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Description : Narration on the construction of a wood topographical map of the original Escondido land grant, created by Barbara Boatwright for the city's 100th anniversary in 1988. Also details Frances Beven Ryan's recollections of early Escondido. Additional Description : Notes on original container: II Escondido Roots - A Century of Change. Introduction and roots 25 min. Crystal Clear Productions. 11/28/89. Best Copy. Call Number : VII-1-14 Digitized by the California Audiovisual...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Note : Program overexposed as recorded. Description : Escondido holidays and "Scripture Cake" recipe demonstration from 1910 Escondido Times-Advocate newspaper. Call Number : VII-1-2 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS